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The Morning Briefing: Wiretaps, Pen Registers, and Much, Much More

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's personal attorney, leaves federal court in New York, Thursday, April 26, 2018. . (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Good Friday morning. May the Fourth be with you.

Here’s what’s on the President’s agenda today:

The President gives remarks at the National Rifle Association Leadership Forum

I have a condensed version of the briefing for you today.

Michael Cohen “wiretap”

MSNBC Issues HUGE Correction To Michael Cohen ‘Wiretap’ Story

There Are Two Problems with Trump’s Claim that He Didn’t Know Where Stormy Daniels Payment Was Going

GOP Rep. Dent calls for oversight hearings on Stormy Daniels payment

Comey blasts Giuliani for comparing FBI agents to ‘stormtroopers’

The Definitive List Of Media Screw-Ups On The Trump-Russia Story

Historical picture of the day:

Spend a Buck, with jockey Angel Cordero, Jr. in the irons, approaches the finish to win the 111th running of the Kentucky Derby in Louisville, May 4, 1985. Spend a Buck completed the Run for the Roses in 2 minutes and 1.5 seconds. (AP Photo/John Swart)

Other morsels:

Kentucky Derby 2018: Everything you need to know about the 20 horses racing in the ‘Run for the Roses’

White House struggles with fallout over $130,000 payment

Don Blankenship Releases New Ad Attacking Mitch McConnell’s ‘China Family’

April Ryan: Sanders’ Response Implied A ‘Physical Fight’

Trump’s loyal outsiders elbow Kelly out

Missouri to hold special session to discuss impeaching governor

North Carolina Medicaid Scandal Broadens on Dem. Gov. Cooper’s Watch

ATF agent shot, critically injured in Back of the Yards

Kanye West banned from radio station over recent comments

Iran vows not to renegotiate as Trump’s key decision on nuclear deal’s future looms

Pictures of gun victims will be used to cause ‘peaceful’ disruptions of NRA convention

Pence swears in Trump’s most prominent openly gay official

Charlie Rose’s misconduct was widespread at CBS and three managers were warned, investigation finds

Germany to get tougher on deportations after asylum center mob threatens police officers

Sinclair preps to challenge Fox News

House chaplain pushed out by Ryan rescinds resignation

Human feces found on high school track “on a daily basis”; suspect is a school superintendent

Detroit radio station hosts pull Kanye West’s songs, saying they’ve had enough

Adidas says Kanye West is still great for business, even after the rapper called slavery a ‘choice’

Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski expelled from the Academy

And that’s all I’ve got, now go beat back an angry mob!